A Collaborative Programme between Praesidium Consultancy Limited and Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC)

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu recently signed the Nigeria Data Protection Bill, 2023 into law. The Nigeria Data Protection Act, 2023 provides a legal framework for the protection of personal information, and the practice of data protection in Nigeria. The bill was introduced to the Senate and House of Representatives for consideration and passage on Tuesday, 4 April 2023 via a letter from former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Now an Act, the new law establishes the Nigeria Data Protection Commission and replaces the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) established by President Buhari in February 2022.

Part of the mandates of the Commission include to  foster the development of personal data protection technologies, in accordance with recognised international good practices and ensure compliance with data protection obligations.

To this end, Praesidium Consultancy Limited wishes to propose a seminar tagged: “Compliance Excellence: Strategies for Adhering to Nigeria’s Data Protection Act.” This is meant to be in partnership with the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) with the aims to familiarise financial institutions in Nigeria with the new act as well as equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of data protection regulations.

Praesidium Consultancy Limited is a data protection consultant firm with plenty of experience, that have worked with numerous organizations across various sectors, assisting them in achieving compliance with data protection regulations. Our expertise lies in developing and implementing data protection frameworks, conducting privacy impact assessments, and providing strategic advice on data protection best practices.  We have also delivered training sessions and seminars on data protection and privacy to a wide range of audiences.


We are confident that this seminar will provide valuable insights and practical guidance to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Bill riding on the following objectives:

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of Nigeria’s Data Protection Act, highlighting its key provisions, scope, and implications for organizations.

  • To educate participants on the importance of data protection and privacy, emphasizing the significance of compliance in maintaining trust with customers, clients, and stakeholders.

  • To offer strategies and best practices for implementing robust data protection frameworks within organizations, including policies, procedures, and technical measures.

  • To address common challenges and pitfalls faced by organizations in adhering to data protection regulations and provide practical solutions.

  • To promote a culture of data protection awareness and responsibility among seminar participants through interactive discussions, case studies, and real-world examples.

  • To provide an opportunity for participants to network with industry experts, fellow professionals, and regulatory authorities in the field of data protection.


  • Date: 12th September 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Duration: One Day and maximum of 4 hours
  • Target: Data protection officers, legal counsel, IT managers, compliance officers, and senior executives from various industries, especially financial institutions in Nigeria.


  • Introduction to Nigeria’s Data Protection Act: Understanding the legislative landscape and the key provisions of the bill.
  • Importance of Data Protection Compliance: Exploring the benefits of compliance and the potential consequences of non-compliance.
  • Designing Effective Data Protection Frameworks: Strategies for developing comprehensive policies, procedures, and technical safeguards.
  • Data Privacy Impact Assessments: Conducting assessments to identify and mitigate privacy risks.
  • Rights and Obligations under the Data Protection Act: Understanding individuals’ rights and organizations’ responsibilities in handling personal data.
  • Securing Consent and Managing Data Subject Requests: Best practices for obtaining valid consent and responding to data subject requests effectively.
  • Data Breach Preparedness and Response: Developing incident response plans and strategies to mitigate the impact of data breaches.
  • Compliance Monitoring and Auditing: Implementing monitoring mechanisms and conducting regular audits to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Case Studies and Interactive Discussions: Analyzing real-world scenarios and engaging participants in interactive discussions to reinforce learning.
  • Q&A Session: Addressing participants’ queries and providing clarifications on specific data protection concerns.


Interested delegates and participants are expected to pay Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N35, 000.00) per delegate or participant as participation fees for the seminar.


The event is open to all data controllers and processors in public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy such as:

  • Mortgage banking sector
  • Legal profession
  • Commercial banking sector
  • Financial technology companies

Ministries, Department and Agencies of federal and state governments  


We are optimistic that this seminar will be immensely valuable for organizations operating in Nigeria, as they navigate the complexities of the Data Protection Bill. Compliance with data protection regulations not only ensures legal adherence but also helps build trust and maintain positive relationships with customers and stakeholders.


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